Ah, 2017. Nothing like a fresh start. This year I resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, stay on budget, save money, spend more time with my family, travel more, drink less, stress less, and quit smoking.* And like most of us, I will forget these next month. *I don’t smoke, so I won’t be quitting […]
The delicious smells of pumpkin pie and coffee fill the air as I look around at the stunning floral centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table. I lean back in my chair and a moan escapes my lips; I can barely breathe I ate so much. I unbutton my pants and hope no one notices.
For some of us, it’s nearly impossible not to overeat during the holidays. But huge holiday meals can cause real stress on the body, making us nauseated, uncomfortable, and tired.
If we know so much about heart disease, why is it still the #1 killer in the world? 4 of the 6 biggest risk factors are under our direct control. Will you wake up before it’s too late?
I stood on the scale in the pale, sterile exam room and slowly lowered my head to read the dreaded display. My polite half-smile melted away as evil numbers made my heart pound and my cheeks hot. Why is it that when I get weighed at the doctor’s office it’s more painful? At home or […]
I was seven when my Grammie placed the little, laminated library card in my hand. I felt like I had won a prize, I could hardly control the excitement in my little body as I walked down aisle after aisle of beautifully illustrated children’s books. Grammie didn’t know what she unleashed. I looked forward to […]
It was early morning and my eyes could barely stay open as I trudged to the kitchen to turn on my trusty red coffee maker. I expected to hear the machine steam and bubble, the smell of my favorite vanilla macadamia nut coffee filling the kitchen. But instead, there was silence. I filled my water […]